The Gainesville City Commission passed an ordinance banning synthetic drug use, adding a section to the current Code of Ordinances that clarifies what a synthetic drug is and providing penalties for possession, production and sale. The sweeping ban on the drugs allows law enforcement to more easily enforce the prohibition.
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By Denise Robinson on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm
Amendment 2 failed in Florida by a narrow margin, resulting in outrage from the bill’s supporters. A student who suffers from Crohn’s disease gives his perspective on the use of marijuana for medical purposes in the wake of continued debate.
By Emily Cardinali on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm
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The effects of the Florida Legislature’s recent “bong ban” on Gainesville are still unclear. There have not been any tangible changes in arrests for illegal drug use or the public image of marijuana.
By Bobby Scheppske on April 29th, 2013 | Last updated: April 29, 2013 at 4:14 pm
Nicholas Koster, a 20-yar-old Gainesville man, stripped down naked and jumped through a window after eating psilocybin mushrooms. Police found him around 4 a.m. Saturday with a cut on his back from the window.
By Jensen Werley on April 10th, 2013 | Last updated: April 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Casey Brooke West, 26, and Ayla Susan Tillander, 27, both of Ocala.
Police probe whether stolen gun ties Gainesville drug suspects to Ocala burglary – After a drug arrest early Sunday in Gainesville, Ocala police detectives are investigating a stolen gun found with the three men arrested. The gun was stolen from […]
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By Alyssa Hayden on March 20th, 2013 | Last updated: March 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm
A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.
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By Ben Bornstein on March 13th, 2013 | Last updated: March 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm
The Domestic Marijuana Eradication program is seeing success in stopping state cannabis growth. With DEA resources, the program is training local law enforcement agencies to identify, investigate and eradicate marijuana sites.
By Samantha Taub on October 1st, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm
The Florida law will not penalize those who call for help during a drug overdose, whether witnessed or experienced. This law follows several other 911 Good Samaritan laws across the country.
By Chris Alcantara on September 14th, 2012 | Last updated: September 25, 2012 at 11:56 am
Stories WUFT News staff noticed from around the state and nation: UT President: ‘Thank you all for your patience. We’re safe.’ | The Blotter – University of Texas students and faculty received an “all clear” from police and university officials Friday afternoon […]